Join Our Team

Contact: Tina Schmitt at (443) 923-5815

Where Hope and Opportunity Meet Science:

Until very recently, most spinal cord injury programs have focused on helping patients learn to compensate for injuries thought to be irreversible. Not here.

Directed by Dr. John W. McDonald, the physician best known for helping the late actor Christopher Reeve recover substantial function after his injury, the Center’s interdisciplinary team uses Activity Based Restorative Therapies (ABRT) that have shown great promise in helping adults and children with chronic spinal cord injuries recover sensation, movement, and independence even many months or years after an injury.

At the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury there are opportunities for you to expand your skills in this exciting new venture while helping patients achieve improved health and a better quality of life.


Kennedy Krieger Institute offers all employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Dependent care coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Voluntary tax-deferred savings
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • and lots more!

Positions Available:

Therapy Positions

Become part of a revolutionary shift in the treatment of spinal cord injuries and paralysis.

  • PTs & PTAs
  • OTs & COTAs


The Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University was established in July 2007 under the auspices of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and is an ACGME accredited program.

It has been created to offer training in both adult and pediatric acute and chronic, traumatic and non-traumatic conditions affecting the spinal cord. There is a special emphasis on medical and rehabilitative interventions used to optimize and enhance neural restoration throughout a patient's lifetime.

For more information, download the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute brochure or call (443) 923-9211.

Research Positions

Join the leading of spinal cord injury research in evaluating the results of clinical trials designed to measure the efficacy of Activity Based Restorative Therapies. In addition to these groundbreaking clinical trials, researchers are needed to work with Dr. McDonald and his colleagues in exploring new ways to perform cell transplantation.

Volunteer Opportunities

For those interested in volunteering their time and offering their services, please see the many volunteering options available to you at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Join Our Team Today:

For more information on our comprehensive benefits packages and to apply online today, please visit our Employment Opportunities page or contact Tina Schmitt at (443) 923-5815.